Cristo Rey students engage in coursework designed to prepare them for success in college.

Core subjects – reading, writing, science, mathematics, social studies, theology, foreign languages, and the arts – provide the foundation for our college preparatory education.  Our rigorous and balanced curriculum also will include AP and honors courses. 
The Cristo Rey academic program emphasizes thinking strategies, personal responsibility, and lifelong learning behaviors necessary for success in both the classroom and the workplace.  
Cristo Rey’s goal is 100% college acceptance of our graduates. 

Standards-Based Curriculum

Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School is a standards focused school. We are determined to close the achievement gap between under-resourced students and those who come from backgrounds of more means. 

To bridge that gap and prepare our students for college, we, in collaboration with the Cristo Rey Network, have developed academic standards that each student must pass in each class in order to graduate. Passing standards is the basis of promotion from one grade to the next. If a student does not pass all of his/her standards in 9th grade, s/he will not be allowed to enroll in 10th grade until they are passed. This can mean that a student be required to repeat a year of school if they are not able to pass standards in a timely manner. 

However, structured interventions and after-school tutoring are provided for students who need extra help completing standards.

The accredited curriculum is designed and taught to prepare students for success in college.

To satisfy the requirements for a diploma, a student must earn the required number of credits, must pass all courses taken during the Senior year, and must cooperate with all school policies, rules and regulations.

A credit is defined as a completed unit of study. An hour of work is the equivalent of 47 minutes of class time (often called a “contact hour”). A minimum of 120 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit. Ordinarily, a course must cover a year-long period for every unit of credit given.

Students at Cristo Rey OKC are required to take a between 31.5 – 33.5 credits over their four years.  Cristo Rey OKC’s curriculum will also include Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses.  Ordinarily, a course must cover a year-long period for one credit.  

Required credits include:

  • English – 4 Credits (1 credit = 1 full year of instruction)

  • History – 4 Credits

  • Mathematics – 4 Credits

  • Religion - 4 Credits

  • Science - 4 Credits

  • Spanish - 2 Credits

  • Corporate Work Study Program - 4 Credits

  • Technology - 1 Credit

  • Fine Arts – 1 Credit

  • Electives – 4 Credits

Total = 32 Credits necessary to graduate.

Other Graduation Requirements:

  • ALL Cristo Rey OKC students must take the SAT test at least twice: in the spring of their junior year and in October of senior year.

  • ALL Cristo Rey OKC students must complete Christian Service hours each year.

  • Students in Advanced Placement courses must take the related Advanced Placement Exam.

  • All Seniors must apply to at least five colleges (including four 4-year colleges)

The faculty will work closely with each student and help them to develop skills necessary for life-long learning including creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.  In the process, students will gain a deep understanding of both themselves and the world around them.  

We maximize the academic achievement of our students so they can reach their full academic potential.

As a college preparatory school, Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School’s ultimate goal is 100% graduation from both high school and college for all of our students. Our curriculum is designed to emphasize the development of the skills and strengths necessary for success in college and beyond.  

All Cristo Rey students take the ACT, PSAT and SAT tests.

College counseling and planning begins as soon as you become a Cristo Rey student.

In addition to a rigorous curriculum that prepares our students for college, we offer career exploration assessments, financial aid workshops, scholarship information, transition-to-college activities and a Graduate Support Coordinator to help our students be successful beyond their high school years.